Thursday, April 25, 2013

SSA Unit Day 1-3

I know you have had to make some adjustments over the last week with Ms. Peterson leaving and me taking over.  Please come see me if you have any questions, concerns, issues with grades from 3rd term or your present grade on power school.

As for our new unit (Sub Saharan Africa) I am really excited about the research that you are all doing.  If you click on the SSA Unit page link on the right side of this screen you will find the Unit Packet and the three reading articles we have assigned each night.

I have also added some powerpoints and videos that might help you with your UN Letter Research.

You will also find a list of extra credit Movies you can watch.

Remember, you have my phone number and my email address, please don't hesitate to use them if you have questions about your assignments or projects.

Don't forget to keep working on your international films and your Culture Project or Book Report for this term.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thank You!

I just want to thank you all for being such great students! It's been an incredible experience for me to be able to teach all of you and I'll really miss it! Good luck with the rest of your year- you guys rock!

- Ms. Peterson

Monday, April 15, 2013

Unit 4 Day 5

Today we did our Peace Agreement activity and then talked about Middle Eastern culture. We even tried some falafel!

Assignment List
Test Review

REMEMBER: Your unit test is next period! You need to turn in your Unit 4 packet, your individual peace proposal, group peace agreement, and 1/2 page response!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Extra Credit

Here are the two extra credit opportunities I introduced in class today!

           1) "America's Cultural Influence in Syria" article and questions

           2) Go to the website below and look through the slide show of influential people shaping the culture of the Middle East. Choose one person and do a little more research (look at their art, listen to their music, etc.) and write a 1-2 paragraph response on who the person is and what you thought of their work.  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Unit 4 Day 4

Today we discussed the Palestinian perspective on the Arab/Israeli Conflict! We also talked about the U.S. Involvement in the Middle East.

The Gulf War
September 11th
The Arab Spring

Remember: You received which side of the conflict you need to prepare for the Peace Summit- really think about the perspective you were given and give it some careful thought! Think about what things you want and what things you could compromise on.

Unit 4 Day 3

Today the class covered the Israeli perspective on the Arab/Israeli conflict! We also introduced the Peace Proposal and Peace Summit that will take place on Day 5.

Class notes- Perspectives
Two Sides paper instructions
Peace Proposal and Peace Summit instructions

NOTE: All the notes for this unit are listed to the right under the Middle East Unit tab. (The unit plan is different but the handouts are all the same!)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Middle East Article and Questions

Here is the article we used the class before Spring Break as well as the questions that go with it!

Article: (these are links to the article text- I'll have some extra copies in the class binder if you'd like one of those as well)
Part 1:

Part 2:


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Unit 4- Day 1&2

We began a new unit on the Middle East/North Africa!

On Day 1 we talked a little about North Africa and why it has so much in common with the Middle East. Then we began a discussion on the Arab culture and the Islamic religion. The students also picked the countries on which they will do their term project.

Day 2 was devoted to finishing up the discussion on Islam, introducing the Israeli culture, and presenting information about Judaism. 

Remember- terms and background knowledge is VERY important to know as we delve into the problems of the Middle East.

All the resources/handouts are below: